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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] HK Customs seizes 3.5 mln HKD worth of illicit cigarettes

Hong Kong Customs officers Saturday seized 1.3 million cigarettes, worth 3.5 million HK dollars (about 451,613 U.S. dollars), with a duty potential of about 2.5 million HK dollars. Customs officers found the cigarettes concealed in 82 carton boxes loaded
Xinhua Newswire
added Aug 4, 2014 11:12
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[Hong Kong] Two men sentenced for assaulting Tobacco Control Inspectors

A spokesman for the Department of Health urged the public to observe the smoking ban requirements and to co-operate with law enforcement officers. "Intimidation or use of violence against enforcement officers is a serious offence and carries serious leg
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Mar 20, 2014 13:37
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Smokers top list of those with new lungs

Half the patients in Hong Kong who have had a lung transplant to save their lives could have avoided the operation if they had not been a smoker, a doctor said yesterday. The head of the city's lung-transplant programme, Dr Wong Chi-fong, said he was di
South China Morning Post
added Jul 30, 2013 04:57
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[Hong Kong] HK Customs confiscates $18.5 million in crime proceeds from cigarette smuggling syndicate

Hong Kong Customs, with the application of the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance (OSCO), recently confiscated $18.5 million worth of realisable properties owned by three persons who were previously convicted in an illicit cigarette-cum-money launderi
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added May 16, 2013 16:46
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[Hong Kong] LETTER: Budget must increase cigarette tax

This is a last-ditch public attempt to persuade the government to introduce tobacco tax increases in the budget on February 27, following our direct submissions to the administration, last year and this year.
South China Morning Post
added Feb 18, 2013 10:55
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[Hong Kong] SALLAY: Left Field: Tobacco sponsor ban has hurt sports over the years

Legislation banning tobacco advertising was full of merit but it is sports, tennis in particular, that has paid the price
South China Morning Post
added Nov 25, 2012 11:54
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[Asia-pacific, China, Hong Kong] Fears tobacco giants will use TPP to sue Australia over plain packaging as secrecy shrouds legal costs in Philip Morris case

Political party says the newly signed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, which contains similar clauses to the Hong Kong deal, could prompt more costly challenges in The Hague
South China Morning Post
added Mar 15, 2018 17:01
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[Hong Kong, California, Texas] Medics Urge E-Cig Legalisation In Australia, But Bans Continue To Spread

An open letter signed by 135 renowned health experts urges Australia to back off from its harsh restrictions on nicotine e-cigs, as a proposed amendment on legalisation moves through the parliamentary system. However, across the world health authorities c
Vaping Post (ch)
added Jun 25, 2017 17:36
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Hong Kong government’s stance on tobacco health warnings goes against WHO guidelines

If Food and Health Bureau officials genuinely wanted their health warning proposals to raise public awareness of the harm caused by smoking and of the incentives to quit, why would they insist on keeping misleading information on cigarette packets, regard
South China Morning Post
added Apr 9, 2017 18:29
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: MACKAY: Next chief executive should back annual tobacco tax hike in Hong Kong

Your editorial (“Preventive health care is an investment, not a burden”, January 1) has hit the nail on the head regarding the importance of, and investment in, prevention versus cure in Hong Kong.
South China Morning Post
added Jan 7, 2017 19:30
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